Biotricity Appoints Norman Betts To Board Of Directors
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 27, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Biotricity, Inc. (OTCQB:BTCY), a healthcare technology company dedicated to delivering innovative, medically relevant biometric remote monitoring solutions, has appointed financial professional Norman Betts to the company’s board of directors. An accomplished accountant and professor, Betts also currently serves as a board member for the Bank of Canada, the country’s central bank and the Canadian equivalent to the Federal Reserve. He is the second board member, and first independent, to join Biotricity with others expected to be added during the second quarter.
“Biotricity’s clinical-grade devices are set to disrupt the healthcare paradigm, and the company is on the verge of a significant inflection point as its first product is soon to be submitted for FDA clearance,” said Betts. “The significant dialogue around wearables and their potential to revolutionize healthcare presents a tremendous opportunity for Biotricity. I look forward to working with Waqaas and the entire management team as the company continues to pursue its strategic and financial objectives.”
Betts, an expert in accounting regulations, audits, risk management, governance and oversight, was appointed to the board of directors of the Bank of Canada in June 2014 and currently serves as a member of the audit and finance committee and the pension committee. Betts holds a Fellow Chartered Accountant designation and is also a professor at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton.
Additionally, Betts was a member of the New Brunswick Legislative Assembly from 1993 to 2003 and held three different cabinet posts, including minister of finance from 1999 to 2001. Prior to entering politics, Betts received a Ph.D. in management with a concentration in accounting and finance from Queen’s University School of Business. He served as assistant dean of the MBA program and professor at the University of New Brunswick. He also was a partner in the accounting firm Shannon, Betts & Buffett.
“I am thrilled to welcome someone of Norman’s caliber to Biotricity’s Board,” said Waqaas Al-Siddiq, founder, president and CEO of Biotricity. “Norman’s financial expertise will be a tremendous asset to Biotricity as we prepare to market our next-generation medical devices and transform how clinical grade data is captured, used and tracked by individuals and health care professionals alike.”
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About Biotricity Inc.
Biotricity is a modern medical technology company focused on delivering innovative, remote biometric monitoring solutions to the medical and consumer markets, including diagnostic and post-diagnostic solutions for chronic conditions and lifestyle improvement. Biotricity’s R&D continues to focus on the preventative healthcare market, with a vision of putting health management into the hands of the individual. The company aims to support the self-management of critical and chronic conditions with the use of innovative solutions to ease the growing burden on the healthcare system. To learn more, visit www.biotricity.com.
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